Pictured left to right are Dr. Justin C. Ross, Principal Dr. Paula Tseunis, and Superintendent Dr. James R. Veitenheimer.
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Dr. Paula Tseunis named principal of the year

Staff Report~ 8/13/2014

PHOENIX – Dr. Paula Tseunis, principal of Sierra Verde School in the Deer Valley Unified School District, was nominated by her peers and selected by district leadership as Principal of the Year for creating demand on her campus to always focus on students. 

Tseunis’ student growth scores were one of the highest in the state.  Sierra Verde was also rated the highest achieving K-8 school in Arizona, as well as an A+ School of excellence for 2014 by the Arizona Educational Foundation.

DVUSD business partner Dr. Justin C. Ross of Pure Health and Wellness Center in north Phoenix presented a $500 check and trophy to Tseunis.  The awards reception took place in front of her entire staff on Wednesday morning at Sierra Verde Stem Academy.

Every March, principals receive the opportunity to nominate their peers for Principal of the Year.  Nominees must be a principal for three or more years, housed at their current school for two or more years, and must be returning as a principal for the next school year.  Each year, the awardee receives their own personal trophy, a traveling trophy, and a $500 check for their contributions as an outstanding leader.